Today officially marks the beginning of Apple’s week-long Worldwide Developers Conference. This year, WWDC 2021 is being held as a completely virtual event. During the event, we expect the introduction of iOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12, and much more.
WWDC 2021 schedule
WWDC 2021 will kick off with a special event keynote today, June 7, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. This event will stream “directly from Apple Park” and be available to watch via Apple’s website, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube. Here’s how to watch the WWDC 2021 keynote:
Following the WWDC 2021 keynote, Apple Music is holding a special event focused on Spatial Audio. This event will be held today, June 7, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. Details on this event are slim, as it was only announced this weekend via a teaser video posted to Apple Music.
Rounding out today, Apple will hold its annual Platforms State of the Union address. This will take place at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET on June 7 and will be available via the Apple Developer app and Apple Developer website.
Throughout the week, Apple will debut a variety of different sessions and labs for developers. These will give developers “unprecedented access to Apple engineers and designers,” the company says.
Finally, on June 10 at 2.m. PT/5 p.m. ET, Apple will hold its Apple Design Awards presentation. You can view the finalists for the 2021 Apple Design Awards right here.
What to expect at WWDC 2021
At WWDC 2021 this year, we expect Apple to announce the future of its software platforms including iOS 15, watchOS 8, iPadOS 15, and more. There have been some rumors of new hardware, but last-minute leaks seem to downplay that new MacBook Pros will be announced.
- WWDC 2021 rumor roundup: iOS 15 features, MacBook Pro update, more
- Leaker hints at HomeKit updates, no new hardware, and more for WWDC21
- iPadOS 15 brings widgets to the Home Screen as well as App Library
- Now it’s time for iPadOS 15: Making iPadOS more intuitive and more capable
- Separation Alert will let you know when you accidentally leave your AirPods behind
- Spatial audio coming to tvOS and M1 Macs
- AirPods Pro and AirPods Max now integrate with the Find My application including with a new Precision Finding feature
- Now we’re talking about new features for AirPods. Conversation boost is a new feature to focus on who’s talking to you without the ambient noise
- Identify cards are coming to Apple Wallet later this year, encrypted and safely stored in the Secure Enclave
- Apple Pay VP Jennifer Bailey is here to talk us through new features in the Wallet app.
- iOS 15 includes new FaceTime features, upgrades to notifications, photos, and more.
- Apple unveils iOS 15 with new FaceTime features and more
- Craig Federighi now on stage to present what’s new in iOS 15
- Cook is detailing Apple’s commitment to developers
- Tim Cook is on stage at Steve Jobs Theater, speaking to an audience of Animoji
- And we’re off…beginning with a rather odd video in which developers are imagining different ways to open the WWDC 2021 keynote
- The stream is now live in Apple’s TV app and on Appel’s website.
- While some rumors had indicated new MacBook Pros could be announced today, a last-minute leak downplays that possibility. Boo.
With all the new additions coming to iOS, what seems to be your favorite addition coming? We have many things to be excited about with all of these latest additions. Stay up to date with eCommsell on all socials for updates and other iOS 15 information!
The eCommsell Team